What’s in my hospital bag for baby number 2?

This past week I’ve been busy packing my hospital bag. You can catch up here with what I packed first time around.

Second time around I’ve learnt a few things. Don’t just pack sleepsuits for 0-3 months otherwise your baby will look like she’s wearing a sack! In fact last time I didn’t even buy new baby clothes they were all 0-3 months. She did grow into them though. I’ve invested in sleepsuits from Next which have the turn over cuffs for baby hands. Much better than having separate little scratch mitts which I kept losing.

What's in my hospital bag for baby number 2?

Here are my hospital bag lists for mum and baby:

Hospital Bag List For Baby

  • 2 x packs of Water Wipes
  • 22 pack of size 1 nappies (Freebie from the Emma’s Diary bag)
  • Sudocrem
  • 2 x size up to 1 month vests
  • 2 x size 0-3 month vests
  • 2 x size up to 1 month sleep suits
  • 2 x size 0-3 month sleep suits
  • Going home outfit for baby and outside all in one bear suit.
  • Hat and scratch mitts
  • 2 x blankets
  • 3 x muslin cloths
  • Baby comforter toy and teddy

Pregnant woman packing suitcase for maternity hospital at home

Hospital Bag List For Mum

  • Maternity Pads
  • Breast Pads
  • Kindle
  • 4 x Big Pants
  • Chocolate and snacks (for dad and after having baby)
  • Phone charger
  • Cardigan
  • 2 x Loose fitting trousers ( I got a couple of flowery pairs from Primark for £3 each)
  • 3 x Stretchy vest tops ( Matalan do long vests for £4 each)
  • Nursing bra
  • Hair brush and toiletries
  • Cushion

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Hospital Bag Pack List - For mum and baby

Personalised Muslin Cloths

The lovely people at Able Labels have kindly sent me over the muslin cloths for my hospital bag and they are personalised for the new baby as well!

Personalised muslin cloths

(I have covered up the full name due to not everyone knowing in my family what she is going to be called)

The personalised muslin cloths arrived wrapped in tissue paper with a bow around them. The embroidered name we have chosen for our daughter is in big letters in a gorgeous font. We chose it to be in pink. But you can choose from a variety of colours.

Personalised muslin cloths

The 3 pack of personalised muslin cloths are made from 100% cotton and very soft to the touch. They are around 72cm x 72cm square so a decent size for use around the home or out with the baby.

They will make a wonderful baby shower gift and at only £12.00 it’s not going to break for the bank for a quality gift.


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58 thoughts on “What’s in my hospital bag for baby number 2?

  1. Great list. Maybe an eye mask / ear plugs for if you manage to grab some sleep at any stage after the birth 🙂 Thanks for the competition.

  2. Flip flops/slippers 🙂 I have witch hazel ready to go in mine as is rumoured to really help with recovery especially if stitches are involved!

  3. I’ll be shoving my ipod in for music – helps me get through anything! I’m dreading labour already and i’m only a few months pregnant!

  4. I’d put some isotonic drinks in or Lucozade they are very helpful through labour and afterwards

  5. I had lucozade in my bag, I couldn’t eat through the contractions as it made me feel sick, so I got energy from lucozade. I know it’s not for everyone though

  6. Slippers. I found them useful when I had my baby 4 weeks ago. It was nice being comfy afterwards. Also a dressing gown for comfort.

  7. Not that I can think of, but I’m not a mummy yet so don’t listen to me! Lol. (I would love to win for my best friend who was due her first baby 9 days ago)

  8. Not exactly an essential item but I’ve heard that crunching ice lollies through contractions can help – something I might be trying! X

  9. Good that you have done a list. As requirements can vary due to personal preferences, circumstances, etc.

    Good to be organised, which it seems you are. Good to make use of your previous experience. Best Wishes!

    Looking forward to being updated in regards to new addition, etc.

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